Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates, Issue 02: Technology
Politics of Place is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduates. It publishes exceptional research focusing on the relationship between culture and spatiality in works of literature, engaging particularly with issues of nationhood, community, class, marginality, and the self. The journal places specific emphasis on the complex interactions between physical environments and human activity.
Following the release of Issue 01, which developed the theme of “Maps and Margins”, we are now seeking submissions for the second issue which speak to the theme of “Technology”.
It is easy to think that technology now plays a larger part in our daily lives than ever before. Yet technology, mediating knowledge and purpose, has accompanied mankind in its development over a much longer term. In this themed issue, it is from the starting point of the humanities, complementing and free to problematise scientific enquiry, that we feel important questions about the nature, relations, philosophy, and future of technology can be posed. Such questions may include:
– What does technology help to articulate?
– What are the political and poetic spaces that technology opens?
– How does access to technology affect emotional, spiritual, physical, and economic lives?
– How does technology intercept, and even create, nature?
– What are the technologies of representation?
– What are the technologies of human contact and expression?
– What are the technologies of violence and oppression?
– What is uniquely compelling about technology?
We hope in this issue to facilitate a conversation that draws upon a diversity of approaches, texts, and ideas to examine the assemblages, the controversies, and the lived experience of technology in our world.
To be considered for this issue, papers must be received by 31 January 2014.